HVDC converter station

The com.powsybl.iidm.network.HvdcConverterStation interface is used to model an AC/DC Converter Station. An AC/DC converter station can do a rectifier operation with losses or an inverter operation with losses. This is the base class for VSC converter station and LCC converter station. As such, its sub interfaces are:


Attribute Type Unit Required Default value Description
HvdcType HvdcType - yes - The HVDC type
LossFactor float % yes - The loss factor

The LossFactor should be greater than 0.


The com.powsybl.iidm.network.HvdcConverterStation.HvdcType enum contains these two values:

  • LCC
  • VSC

It determines if the Converter Station is a LCC Converter Station or a VSC Converter Station.


The positive loss factor LossFactor is used to model the losses during the conversion. In case of:

  • A rectifier operation (conversion from AC to DC), we have
  • An inverter operation (conversion from DC to AC), we have